An Appetite for Innovation
Agtech is tech solutions applied to the agri-food sector. As outlined in Agriculture 4.0: The Canadian Agtech Ecosystem, it’s important for several reasons:
- Labour shortages and rising cost highlight the need for automation of manual farming techniques
- Lack of high speed internet access and lagging digitization slows agtech advances
- Inefficient supply chains promote food waste.
- Consumers increasingly demand lower carbon products and more-climate resilient practices